San Remo Fishing Festival
Celebrating our history, local produce & all things fishing.
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The Fishing Festival
A fun filled event, celebrating our town’s history, local produce and all things fishing.
Our main event is the traditional Blessing of the Fleet, a ceremony which has taken place on san Remo Jetty since 1955. Watch or compete in the Deckie Races, with $1000 in prize money up for grabs and lots of laughs along the way. Entertain the kids with free face painting and a fenced play area for the little ones. For lovers of seafood, visit the marquee to see fishing industry displays, filleting and cooking demonstrations, and taste some of Bass Strait’s finest fare. Featuring some of South Gippsland’s finest produce, our food and wine stalls will let you taste and take home some local treats.
From casting competitions, float tossing and deckie races cruise and face painting there’s plenty to entertain everyone. Featuring some of South Gippsland’s finest produce, our food and wine stalls will let you taste and take home some local treats.
Blessing of the Fleet
Originating in Sicily hundreds of years ago, providing for a safe and plentiful season. A local tradition with the first blessing in 1955 centred around Couta and crayfish boats, this year we invite both commercial and recreational boats to take part, there is no cost just register below. 2019 Blessing Handbook coming soon…
Seafood Industry Victoria presents the San Remo Fishing Festival “Deckie Races”. Put together your best duo team for the annual “Deckie Race” along the San Remo foreshore, where you can showcase your skills with a mix of easy “deckie” talents. $1000.00 PRIZE MONEY IS UP FOR GRABS!
Strait to Plate
Strait to Plate gala dinner, celebrating Bass Strait seafood. Held along the San Remo foreshore in an elegant marquee setting. This is a tasting experience not to be missed, combining locally produced wines with exceptional seafood from the waters of Bass Strait and prepared by local chefs. SOLD OUT!
Program of Events
Please note the event has been cancelled for 2020, check back for details about next years event.